V. Jesus Christ now holds the key of David which key is a symbol of office, in this case the office
of David, which is king. REV 3:7.
A. key: 1. a. An instrument, usually of iron, for moving the bolt or bolts of a lock... 2. In
pregnant sense, with reference to the power of custody, control, admission of others, etc.,
implied by the possession of the keys of any place; hence as a symbol of office, and fig.
the office itself.